Hello all. I've been trying to look up information about this but have been having issues finding information that is relevant to my situation.
My son is just over 4 months old. He eats every hour to hour and a half during the day. At night he was eating about every 3-4 hours.
At our wellness/immunization appointment my doctor told me that I needed to put him on a feeding schedule of every 3 hours during the day and that his night time feeding schedule would also be less frequent.
Well, I started to try and feed him every 2 hours. He was miserable. I did this for two days. During that time he was crankier and his night time feeding schedule increased to every 2 hours!
I've started feeding him on demand again, but I don't know if I should do what my doctor tells me or just do what my baby wants. From what I've read typically he should be eating every 3 hours during the day, but that most babies set their own schedule for this. I understand he should be eating less frequently, but when I was feeding him every 2 hours, he was still hungry 1 hour after eating despite eating more at each BF session.
For reference, my son is growing and gaining weight well, he was in the 98th percentile for height and the 60th percentile for weight. Any advice on this subject will be very welcome